Tag Archives: pipes

Ice Pigging as a Future Best Practice

Many utility companies have begun instituting asset management plans to maintain and improve their distribution and collections systems. In order to conserve resources and money the goal of water systems should be to lose less than 15 percent of their … Continue reading

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Dry Cleaning is not Just for Clothes Anymore

Talk about an ironic day, this has been one. A coworker was talking about stopping at the dry cleaners this morning on the way to work in order to have a dress shirt for today. Then no less than an … Continue reading

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Dealing with Combined Sewer Overflows

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), combined sewer systems are sewers that are designed to collect rainwater runoff, domestic sewage and industrial wastewater in the same pipe. Most of the time, combined sewer systems transport all of their … Continue reading

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Electromagnetic Flow Measurement

The third most common flow meter, behind differential pressure and positive displacement flow meters, is the magnetic flow meter, also technically an electromagnetic flow meter or more commonly called a MAG meter. Due to the MAG meter being more regularly … Continue reading

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Ultrasonic Flow Measurements

There are several different flow measurement methods that can be used in the water industry. One is Ultrasonic Flow Measurement. There are two main types of Ultrasonic flow meters: Doppler and transit time. While they both utilize ultrasound to make … Continue reading

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Advances in Pipe Cleaning Technology Put to the Test

Many Kentucky municipalities may face a similar problem in the near or maybe the distant future—-aging wastewater pipes and/or force mains that need cleaning. At some point, the routine maintenance, rodding and other solutions will no longer give you the … Continue reading

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Tapping

Tapping, by definition, is the cutting in of threads on the inside of a drilled or cut hole. In the water business, tapping is the connecting of one water line to another. Many utilities now use saddles for tapping because … Continue reading

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